Ancient Greeks and Barbarians: Racing the Other

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Ancient Greeks and Barbarians: Racing the Other


The Greeks were united by their belief that they were unique and distinct from their Mediterranean neighbors. We study how the Greeks defined themselves in relationship to those they encountered, respected, and fought against such as the Egyptians, the Ethiopians, Scythians, and Persians. Readings may include Herodotus’ Histories, Aeschylus’ Persians and Suppliants, the Alexiad of Anna Comnena, etc. Prerequisite: Students should have a working knowledge of ancient Greek and should select either the intermediate 201 or advanced 301, depending on their skills.

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Analysis and Critique [AC]

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No writing credit

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IDCM - CMS Program

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